It’s been just over a year since Frank Ocean released his long-awaited and extraordinary second studio album, blond. Today, in a characteristically unpredictable move, Ocean shared a brand new song and music video in the middle of the 2017 MTV VMAs during his latest surprise episode of his show, blonded RADIO.
True to form, Provider is a brilliant expression of Ocean’s brand of contemporary R&B. Accompanied by drum track and a touch of synth, Ocean’s rich, melancholic voice raps over the top of this, and it’s overall a much dreamier track that departs from his relatively more emotionally solid tracks in blond.
Nevertheless, new Frank Ocean is always a blessing, and hopefully this signifies the beginnings of a new album and the start of the next Ocean era.
You can check out the lyric video for Provider via Frank Ocean’s website, right here, and listen to the new track right here: